QUICK Corp. gathers large amounts of data and news from around the world, including stocks and bonds, foreign exchange, commodities and derivatives, and corporate information. It then packages that information with its own analysis and evaluations, and provides it to financial and capital markets.
The company also plays an important role in providing data to the mass media and others, and calculating the daily Nikkei Stock Average. It also provides content for digital signage at the offices of securities companies. In addition, QUICK recently began implementing a range of business-to-consumer (B2C) initiatives, including operation of IRroid, a website that uses manga characters to announce stock and other financial information for listed companies.
According to Mr. Kiyoshi Uchiyama, General Manager of General Affairs Department of the HR and General Affairs at QUICK Corp., “In the past, the majority of our customers were traders of securities companies and institutional investors. Going forward, we plan to make information available to a wider audience, including individual investors. Our IRroid initiative is part of that plan.”
These initiatives clearly differentiate QUICK from other global finance information vendors and represent a major characteristic of QUICK.